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Pace picks up in Kenya following new discoveries


Issue 244 - 29 Nov 2012
Tullow Oil has confirmed an oil discovery with the Twiga South well in the Lokichar Basin on Block 13T. The well encountered 30 metres of net oil pay in the same reservoir as Ngamia, and a potential new play type deeper down in a thick section of tight fractured rock which had extensive hydrocarbon shows over an 800-metre interval. Morgan Stanley said in a research note that, while the 30 metres at Twiga South compared to 100 metres at Ngamia, this was because Twiga was located to test the deeper reservoir sections.

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